Two years ago I found this little spot on Koritnica creek, close to fort Kluže. It's small but with couple of really good boulders. Still some first ascent potential too. I named it Area 420 because it gets in shade around that time of the day and also, well if you know you know... If you found yourself around Bovec this time of the year and you bored with usual Trenta/Trnovo spots and you want check something new, here it is, little topo for y'all. Enjoy and please respect the area and keep it unspoiled for next vistior!
On the hunt for new blocs high above Soča valley. Three hours of trail walking, bushwacking and talus hoping was totaly worthed on the end when me and Nejc came across this little alpine zone! Can't wait to get back up there with more pads and climb some good new ones.
it was a long hot day...
...but totaly worthed when we found this one!!
Lil warm up problem.
For everything else we have to get back with more pads!
For years I've been hearing about boulders on Mangart Saddle. Some people were saying that is all choss, some were raving about next top summer spot. So last weekned I decided to drive up there and see it for myself what is all about. Truth is as always somewhere inbetween. Mostly chossy limestone blocs with one or two good lines mixed in. So is it next big thing? No, but it is a beautiful place and even if you go up there just for this arete is nice for one day trip in my opinion. More than that I just don't know. But as always people has diferent tastes, so it's best to see it for yourself.
shity screangrab from video,
watch this space for next installment of Up BY The River series where this bloc will be featured
Not so much activity lately on blog, although not because of lack of action, but more that I lost interest in publishing news and stuff in that kind of format. I started AjdBloc 10 years ago, before all the Instagram and other social media frenzy. But now days I'm thinking about different ideas, different approaches. Simple blog format feels kinda outdated? But maybe it's that just me? Anyway Ajdbloc is not dead yet. It's just more of a hibernating phase, while I think in which direction AjdBloc should move in the future. I'll keep you posted, but I would also really like to hear some of my readers opinions. So if you like and still read AjdBloc please comment bellow and let me know what you feel!
Summer is in full swing and I've been spending my time mostly in Trenta valley exploring new blocs, with the quick four day trip to Magic Wood in between. Check photo story bellow!
working moves on Arete Proj in Eldorado
second ascent of Dirty Harry in good ol' Eldo, Uroš Brecelj F.A.
Cleaning new highball
Quick trip to super hot Magic Wood. While I was waiting for cooler evening temps I cleaned this scary arete behind Body Count Bloc. Did all the moves on rope, but I felt too insecure on whole thing to actually commit ascent above pads. Maybe someday!
another new one which me and Uroš Brecelj cleaned in Magic Wood.
First episode in second season of Up By The River series about exploring new bouldering potential on Soča River. Sit back, relax and enjoy three minutes of fresh river blocs. And stay tuned for the next episode!
On Saturdey I decided to revisit an old place which we first check around ten years ago, but lack of vision and foam was major factor that we never returned back. When I walked in this weekend I immediately saw big potential. I stoped at first big boulder and started brushing holds, cleaning top out and working on a landing zone. Soon after Jure Piršič and Luka Frelih joined me with more pads and more psyche and we put five new blocs that day. Check nice photos bellow courtesy of Suzana Uršič / Liquid Sky Photography and stay tuned for more news from the alpine!!